SPHERE, Executive Director
Appointed SHPERE Executive Director in 2014, Christine Knudsen has brought over 20 years of humanitarian experience to the post. Formerly the Humanitarian Partnerships Manager in UNICEF’s Office of Emergency Programmes, she has negotiated and built common policies on key issues with the United Nations, the Red Cross and the NGO community. Before joining UNICEF, she worked with the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) and with Save the Children, leading child protection responses in Sudan, Somalia, Chad, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Mozambique and Indonesia. She also worked in Burundi, Gambia, Iraq and in the Russian Federation.
Christine Knudsen holds a Master’s Degree in International Relations from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies as well as a degree in literature from the Université de Paris-Sorbonne.
(extract from https://www.spherestandards.org/our-staff/)